Tampopo (1985)

The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all related to food. Tsutomu Yamazaki plays Goro, a truck driver who helps a young widow… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 5, 2000
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Jay Antani
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a pleasant enough time-passer

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Emanuel Levy

Playful and self-reflexive, Itami's delightful shaggy-dog tale makes allusions to Samurai, American Westerns, Spielberg, but above all it's about the power of food, specifically the art of preparing and eating noodles.

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

A fan favorite for college foreign film series.

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Letitia Lew
A timeless feast for the senses, saw it twice in college with friends. We ate ramen before watching it, but still left in the middle of the movie to go get… More
Daniel Dolgin
Tampopo is a Japanese comedy about the art of noodles. It has plenty of funny scenes, especially the silent noodle scene. That brought some good laughs. But the… More
JY Skacto
Juzo Itami creates one piece of work in <i>Tampopo</i>, a film that centers around ramen. This movie will make you hungry for noodles. I… More
Simeon Deutsch
A two hour comedy about a widow and a trucker trying to make the perfect noodle. I'm still asking myself how this managed to be so entertaining. It's… More
Lanning : )
<b><i>Dandelion</i> </b><p> You cannot watch this movie and not want to eat noodles. I couldn't wait until after it was… More
Jojo Shek
This movie will make you HUNGRY for NOODLES and all sorts of crazy food fantasies. XD The film has so many comical surprises and side stories. It will make you… More